Three women, who underwent a procedure at a beauty center in Hong Kong, were diagnosed with septic shock and ended up in critical condition.
The city's health chief expressed shock over the incidents
and ordered an investigation into the cases Friday, reported Xinhua.
The women, aged 46 to 60, sought hospital treatment after
receiving intravascular infusions as a beauty treatment at a Causeway Bay
beauty treatment center called DR Wednesday.
Ko Wing-man, a senior official, said the health department
and police are investigating.
He said he was "shocked" by the cases, as intravascular
infusion is a medical practice that should only be conducted under a doctor's
The health department has instructed the beauty treatment center to stop carrying out the procedure.